Sweets

Indian sweets or Mithai, consist of many different kinds of milk, sugar and flour-based confectioneries originating from the Indian sub-continent. Indians sweets are normally very rich in sugar and fat and take a long time to prepare. Common Indian sweets include kaju barfi, gulab jamun, milk peda, and jalebi.

Indian sweets are often eaten after meals as dessert. Best of the breed comes from most of northern and western part of India. They also come in a large variety of shapes, colours and sizes. Indian sweets also have a significance in Indian culture. Indian sweets are often presented during weddings and special occasions as something symbolic.

Aam Papad
Dessert, Fruits and Vegetables, Mango, Sweets

Mango Bars / Aam Papad

Yay! The Mango season is finally here. Time to snack on some delicious home made Mango Bars. When I was little, we would always travel to our Grandma’s place during summers. One of the major stations enroute used to be Vijayawada. As children, my cousins and I used to await […]

Soya Laddu - Soya Laddu
Kids, Laddu, Soya, Sweets

Soya Laddu

Soya laddu – a sweet delicacy made with Soya flour, jaggery and ghee. India is famous for laddus, the most popular one being Boondi laddu and Besan laddu, both made from Chickpea flour. Some of the other popular flour bases used to make laddus are whole wheat, rava (semolina) and even […]

Bread Rasmalai
Dessert, Diwali, Sweets

Bread Rasmalai

Rasmalai is a popular Bengali dessert. This Bread Rasmalai is a variation of the popular dessert that can be made instantly and is yummy as the original. Suited for all occasions and festivals. Ingredients: Bread Slices – 3 Fresh Cream – 1/4 cup Milk – 1 1/2 cups Condensed Milk […]

Paneer Gulkand Burfi
Burfi, Diwali, Sweets

Paneer Gulkand Burfi

Paneer Gulkhand Burfi is a delicious and easy to make sweet with paneer, condensed milk, cream and rose petals (gulkand). Perfectly suited for any festive occasion, these burfis can be made in very minimal time. Ingredients: Fresh Paneer – 1 cup Condensed Milk – 1/2 cup Thick cream – 1 […]

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun
Diwali, Sweets

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a very popular sweet across India. Come festival season, all the sweet shops will be full of variations of Gulab Jamuns – Paneer Jamun to Chocolate Jamun to Kala Jamun. This variation is made with sweet potatoes and is yummy as the original one. The recipe is […]

Sathu Maavu Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Sathu Maavu Kozhukattai

Sathumaavu Kozhukattai (or Health Mix Modak) is a simple and healthy twist to the normal kozhukattai made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.  Sathu Maavu is a nutritious & healthy mix that is traditionally given to babies and is packed with nutrients. Ingredients: Sathu Maavu/ Health Mix – 2 cups Puttu Flour […]

Spicy Oats Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai

Spicy Oats Kozhukattai

Oats is a good source of dietary fiber and protein than other cereals. This variation of the regular kozhukattai is a spicy version of the same and can be served as an evening snack. Ingredients: Oats – 1/2 cup Rice Flour – 1/2 cup Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup Salt […]

Ragi Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Ragi Kozhukattai

Ragi Kozhukattai is a healthy variation of the traditional Ganesh Chaturthi Kozhukattai. Ragi is an extremely nutritious grain rich in iron, protein and minerals.  This is a healthy twist to the regular modaks. Ingredients: Ragi Flour –  2 cups Jaggery – 6 – 8 tblsp Water as Required Cardamom Powder […]

Chalimidi
Ganesh Chaturthi, Sweets

Chalimidi

Chalimidi is a sweet dish popular in Andhra Pradesh. Made using rice flour and jaggery, it is made during festival and special occasion times. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cup Grated Jaggery – 1 cup Cashew nuts – Few Grated Coconut – 4 tblsp Water – As Required Ghee – […]